Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Creator and creation …

… If only Georges Simenon had been a bit more like Maigret | The Spectator. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The Maigrets have a holiday home in the Loire; in Paris they enjoy quiche suppers at an Alsatian restaurant near their flat on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. (‘What’s the point of being Alsatian if you don’t know how to make quiches?’ Madame Maigret demands.) Perhaps it is fortunate that they have no children; Simenon’s much-loved daughter, Marie-Jo, committed suicide in 1978.

Here is my review of Pierre Assouline's biography of Simenon.

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